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Microbiology Lead Instructor, 9 Month Faculty, Tenure Track

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
900 N. Portland Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107 United States

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Position Title:

Microbiology Lead Instructor, 9 Month Faculty, Tenure Track

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OSU Campus:

Oklahoma City



Location Address:

900 N. Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor

Evan Burkala Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

0.00 - 0.00, Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, occasionally includes some evenings and weekends.

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Job Summary:
To develop in each student the skills of critical thinkingand to help students learn Microbiology presented to them in order for thatstudent to become a positive member of the community.

Essential Job Functions:

    Teaches a minimum twelve (12) credit hours for laboratory classes per semester or equivalent service in biology-related courses. This may include evening instruction.
    Teaches freshman and sophomore level lectures and laboratories.
    Assists and coordinates the preparation of laboratory materials and chemicals.
    Assists maintaining accurate inventory of chemicals and biological specimens.
    Assists coordination of chemical and biological safety procedures and appropriate storage.
    Maintains student and course records.
    Actively participates in the collection of appropriate course and program assessment data as per division policy.
    Maintains and files current course outlines, objectives and grading procedures for all courses.
    Advises and assists students in selecting appropriate academic courses.
    Posts and keeps office hours as per departmental standards.
    Serves as lead instructor for the coordination of adjunct faculty and associated duties.
    Assists in the design/revision of courses and curricula.
    Serves on special projects and committees.
    Participates in faculty/staff development through format course work, seminars, workshops, professional organizations, or professional literary material.
    Exhibits innovative and adaptive instructional methods.
    Provides continuing education experiences for the community.
    Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.
    Other related duties as assigned.

The duties listed in this job description areintended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may beperformed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude themfrom the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment tothe position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and cover letter are required for full consideration.Official transcripts will be required upon hire.This is a 9 month Tenure Track Faculty position

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Microbiology(or related field).


    Must be qualified to teach and provide leadership in an academic discipline and/or degree program.
    Minimum of one year of college-level teaching experience.

Skills, Knowledge,Abilities Required:

    Teaching Competence – Must be able to create lesson plans, content, presentations, ancillary materials, and assignments to effectively transform information to knowledge for students; have the ability to assess student learning and progress.Communication skills – Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing with clear, grammatically correct English and prepare complex reports on deadline; requires interaction with supervisors, colleagues, students, alumni, advisory committee members, and the public, using tact, discretion, and independent judgment.Computer skills – Must be demonstrably proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as e-mail, internet and learning management systems.Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
    Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.
Doctoratein Microbiology or related field.

Other performancemeasures:
Successful performance of the job requires creativity,initiative, and effective problem solving. Must work constructively with faculty, staff, and university officialsto accomplish essential job functions. An incumbent must use tact and diplomacy. Following school dress standards, properattendance or leave policies, and other work-habit concerns are required.

Working Conditions:

    Laboratory environment. Exposure to chemical and biological hazards and repetitive activities common to science labs, such as cutting and pipetting.
    Position may require up to 30% of the work week be performed outside of regular hours.
    Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends in an often times busy and noisy environment.
    Work will be performed in an office and classroom environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and via email.
Physical Requirements:

    Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift) unassisted, bending, standing, repetitive motions, climbing or walking and computer usage.
    Duties require extended periods of sitting, talking and listening.
    Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
    Must be able to handle and safely dispose of chemicals, solutions, biohazardous material, and any other hazardous materials common to the science lab.

The workenvironment and physical demands described here are representative of thoserequired by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with orwithout reasonable accommodations.


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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